Died – Anthony Frederick Joseph

Anthony Frederick Joseph Was a Dominican Trade Unionist and we have just learnt of his passing

A piece taken from the Dominica Story by Historian Lennox Honeychurch: “There were, however, soon schisms within the leadership of the DTU and as the importance of the port and the banana industry developed in the 1950s and 1960s certain factions split off to represent those interests. In December 1960, a former DTU executive member, Anthony Frederick Joseph, split to form the Dominica Banana Employees Association, later to become the Dominica Amalgamated Workers Union (DAWU), from which Rawlins Jemmott split off to Form the National Worker s Union (NWU). In January 1965, the port workers broke away to form the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Union, later to become the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) under the leadership of Patrick John and Arnold Active.”

 

May he rest is piece.